Cover Stories

Of all human qualities

From the first scan of script to the jitters of opening night, a play sweeps the faithful away on a journey of fearsome discovery.

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the Renaissance of the Car

The people at CU-ICAR don’t see the car going anywhere. In fact, they see quite the opposite: They see the car going everywhere.

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the matrix, reloaded

Dan and Agneta Simionescu found magic in the matrix, and it’s helping them fashion a new way to heal.

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Carbon’s magic carpet

If you set fire to this page, a flake of ash might rise and float away. That little smidgen of carbon, as black as the wing of a crow, is so fragile it crumples to dust when it lands in the palm of your hand.

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breakthrough

Sure, we want to be creative, but are we ready to handle the risks and the rigors? Meet some people who are.

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learning from the Hunley

From the crucible of desperation, the South forged an improbable secret weapon: a hand-cranked attack boat. The H.L. Hunley was designed to do what no vessel in the world had ever done: sink a warship from beneath the waves.

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of seeds and the river

In chilled white hands and fingertips reddened by a raw December rain, Gene Eidson holds the future: scruffy, pea-size packets of potential life. Winter is when the cypress trees drop their seed onto the ground and into tea-colored swamp water.

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